Nathaniel Taylor is a violent career criminal with a history of narcotics possession, assault, murder and illegal possession of firearms. This week, Nathaniel Taylor attempted to murder multiple Houston Police officers. This was entirely avoidable. Only because of terrible decisions, made by Judge DaSean Jones, was Nathaniel Taylor free to roam the streets of Houston.
Taylor was charged with possessing a firearm, as a felon, in May of 2019. He posted bond, skipped bail, and a felony warrant was issued for his arrest. Taylor was arrested, in October, as a wanted fugitive, in possession of a stolen handgun. Judge Jones later released Taylor on a PR Bond (in November) for that new "Felon in Possesion of a Firearm" charge.
This is such an egregious failing of elected Judge DaSean Jones that we have created a timeline below - to undestand the RISK of harm to the public that Judge Jones created. Judge Jones' decision to grant a PR bond to a violent criminal, facing life in prison, almost contributed to Houston Police officers being murdered.
Criminal History Highlights, Nathaniel Taylor -
* 1994 - Sentenced to 5 years in prison for possession of more than 28 grams of crack cocaine
* 1999 - Sentenced to 2 years in prison for possession of crack cocaine
* 2006 - Charged with murder after shooting two people, killing one. When arrested for the murder warrant, found in possession of crack cocaine (packaged for sale). Plea deal guilty plea - murder case was dismissed and sentenced to 8 years in prison for crack cocaine possession.
* May 2019 - Harris County Precint 3 deputies executing a writ found Taylor to be wearing a shoulder holstered firearm at a location which was not his residence. Charged with "Felon in Possession of a Firearm". Taylor posted bail (PR Bond) and then SKIPPED on his court date. A felony warrant was filed, but a "Bail Jumping" charge was not.
* October 2019 - While a wanted fugitive for the above listed "Felon in Possession of Firearm" case, Houston PD officers were dispatched to an Northeast Houston apartment complex regarding a "Shooting / Just Occurred" call. Witnesses gave a good description and officers located Taylor nearby, with a loaded/chambered 9mm handgun in a holster on his hip. The pistol was found to be stolen. Taylor was charged with another "Felon in Possession of a Firearm" case.
Because of Taylor's extensive criminal history, he is considered a "true habitual offender" and faces life in prison for the pending weapon charges. Typically, these violent criminals are held with "NO BOND" and Taylor has already bail jumped once. Both cases were assigned to Harris County's 180th District Court, under Judge DaSean Jones.
* November 2019 - Judge DaSean Jones gave Nathaniel Taylor a PR Bond and Taylor was released from jail.
* December 18, 2019 - Houston Police officers were dispatched to a "Suspicious Person with a Weapon" call. Officers arrived at the location and Taylor was standing on the sidewalk, yelling towards the officers. Nathaniel Taylor began to approach officers, as they were in their vehicle, and raised a pistol to the officers. Those officers reversed their vehicle to create distance as another patrol vehicle was arriving. Taylor turned towards that marked police vehicle and began to fire his weapon - attempting to murder the uniformed Houston Police officers. The officers exited their vehicle and exchanged gunfire, striking Taylor. Taylor then fled to a nearby residence and barricaded himself inside. Houston Police SWAT and Hostage Negotiators made the scene. Taylor was transported to a nearby hospital for his gunshot and then booked in the Harris County jail.
This scene was covered by numerous media outlets:https://www.khou.com/
See the comments section for court images. Create a profile on the Harris County District Clerk's page to conduct this type of research (on your own). This is all publicly available information. https://www.hcdistrictclerk.com/eD
How many more violent career criminals, like Nathaniel Taylor, are out their roaming our streets on PR bonds granted by activist judges with an agenda that does not support public safety? How many more victims need to exist before everyone is paying attention? We all deserve better.